Tag Archives: career

Finding, Acquiring and Retaining Talent

By | May 19, 2018

The session format had a panel of HR and Talent Recruitment leaders answering questions and providing guidance on the current employment market.   The questions posed were very interesting focusing on the fundamental challenges Technology Leaders face in recruiting talented people to our companies in the Vancouver area.

A Busy First Year

By | September 25, 2016

For all my good intentions, I was unable to restart my blog posts in the last year. My new role as the Senior Manager, Technology planning is not new anymore! The demand of my new job is significant and I worked very hard for this past year.

So Long but Not Goodbye

By | September 11, 2015

Tweet It is never easy to write a goodbye.  Today is my last day as a full-time employee at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. I spent the majority of my career here, 23 years (including a short two year break to the UAE)! Goodbye is hard. I started as an Intermediate Systems Analyst coding data… Read More »

My New EA Opportunity

By | September 6, 2015

Tweet I am taking on a new opportunity on Sept 14, 2015 that gets me back to working on Enterprise Architecture! After 23 years working in higher education IT, I decided to accept an opportunity to work for the City of Vancouver Information Technology Department. I am really honoured to be selected as the Senior Manager,… Read More »

Personal Learning Plans Support Employee Retention

By | September 2, 2014

Tweet I have been a strong advocate of implementing Personal Learning Plans (PLP) for employees for years.  This concept was introduced to me during my years working at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.  I used the Personal Learning Plan process to help my teams improve their abilities in the jobs they have and to advance… Read More »

Career Path – Management

By | November 10, 2013

Tweet Career Path for Management Roles There are three job descriptions in the management career path for our IT department.  The entry level position is Team Leader.  The Team Leader role has day to day operational responsibility for the services delivered by their team.  The role also has tactical responsibility for project resourcing and reports… Read More »

Career Paths – Client Services

By | October 20, 2013

Tweet Career Path for Client Services Roles There are four job descriptions in the client services career path for our IT department.  The entry level position is Student Worker.  This role supports the staff on the IT Service Desk and allows us to extend our hours of service to the University. The next level is… Read More »

Career Paths – Administration

By | September 17, 2013

Tweet Career Path for Administration Roles There are two job descriptions in the administrative career path for our IT department.  The entry level position is Administrative Assistant.  This role supports the Director of Information Technology with basic administrative functions. The next and final level is Technical Services Coordinator.  This role continues to provide all the… Read More »